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Winter months are a palpable threat to the homeless population in your city. Freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation can make living on the streets unbearable and sometimes even dangerous. Many churches have yearl ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness Morality

As summer approaches, many families are looking for fun things for children to do during the break from school. Popular choices include reading, swimming, playing team sports and going on vacation. Another good option is ...

Category: Aid Morality

A welcoming church is one that not only accepts everyone but celebrates who they are. No matter how inviting your website or welcome packet is, visitors are unlikely to return if they don't feel like they will be underst ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

It is natural to want to protect the people you love. Parents do everything they can to keep their children safe and on the path toward growth. Friends stand up for each other. You may avoid extreme risks to ensure the s ...

Category: Aid Disasters

Your church probably has a lot to offer everyone who comes in the door. Taking steps to ensure that all people can access the building and services is a vital step in extending hospitality. You may not always do everythi ...

Category: Aid Religion

Many communities of faith have feast days and yearly rituals that they observe. For Christian denominations that follow the liturgical calendar every year, each season has its own color, significance and traditions. The ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Guarding against wastefulness is a common practice among communities of faith. As climate change continues to threaten the safety and future of humanity, many leaders such as Pope Francis call on their religions' followe ...

Category: Morality

Faith communities, particularly in Western cultures, tend to focus on aspects of spiritual well-being. While strengthening faith is certainly a noble pursuit, it is also important to keep a broader view of the whole pers ...

Category: Spirituality

The mark of a healthy organization is its ability to grow in new directions. This can be more difficult than it seems on the surface. Your congregation likely has clear ideas of what it expects from the church, and any a ...

Category: Politics Spirituality

Stress is an unavoidable part of life; in fact, some stress can even be good for you. But if you don't handle stress well it can quickly become overwhelming, so learning to complete the cycle of stress is important.

Category: Health and Wellness